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“The Safe Space” with Deon Stafford

“The Safe Space” with Deon Stafford

By Deon Stafford
It’s okay “you’re safe here” Release everything that does not serve our higher self or provide you with purpose. Selfcare, Mental Health, Spiritual Health, Physical Health and Love & Relationship Health, all play a vital part in our day to day lives as for as how we move and our decisions. It’s important that we get connected. SO! Like My Stuff, Share My Stuff and Subscribe to My Podcast! For motivational, mental health quotes and show preview snippets and stuff follow me on Instagram @prettygirlmedia8372 Twitter - https://twitter.com/Deon8372 Email Me! prettygirlmedia8372@gmail.com
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It's Okay to Love you... a Little More
Self Love is so important in this hour. With so many people dealing with all the changes in life
20:36
September 15, 2021
Men Get Lonely Too... Pt 2
Contrary to popular belief, most men have been hurt, most men are afraid of commitment and a lot of men are lonely AF. In this episode of The Safe Space, my guy EJ rejoins me for another thought provoking topic on loneliness and and how he as a single man deals with it. What happens when the calls stop, and you can't make a call.... Tune is and see.
30:25
September 8, 2021
Men Get Lonely Too... Pt1
Contrary to popular belief, most men have been hurt, most men are afraid of commitment and a lot of men are lonely AF. In this episode of The Safe Space, my guy EJ rejoins me for another thought provoking topic on loneliness and and how he as a single man deals with it. What happens when the calls stop, and you can't make a call.... Tune is and see. 
29:58
September 1, 2021
Welcome to "The Safe Space"
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Hello beautiful people! Welcome to the all new The Safe Space podcast, formally known as Cafe Conversations. This is the introductory episode of The Safe Space, where I share how and why the Safe Space came about. In this episode, I share some of my own personal struggles, treatments, and tips on how I over came one of the deepest and darkest moment in my life. It is my endeavor to help normalize psycho therapy in the melanated community, because everybody needs somebody, unrelated to our issues to talk to, and help us work through our shadow..  I really you hope you enjoy this Introductory episode of The Safe Space, so much so, that you tap the subscribe button and share this episode with family and friends. And uh, yea, be sure to follow me on Instagram @prettygirlmedia8372, for inspirational content, encouraging and enlightening quotes and to get a little close and personal with me! Ase'
31:53
August 19, 2021
To Thine Own Self...
As Polonius, chief minister said to his son Laertes, in one of the most memorable plays written by the great Shakespear, "To Thine Own Self Be True". The first meaning is that someone can better judge himself if he has done what he should or could have done. The second meaning is that one must be honest in his ways and relations. The third meaning is that one must always do the right thing. In this episode it all about getting to know yourself! being honest about yourself, and changing yourself!! We are a society that loves to fix everybody else, comment on everybody else, talk about everybody else, but I ask you wonderful people!! "What about you" ? What's broken within you, what's off about you? What could you stand to change about you?  I go into a brief detail about getting to know yourself, being true to your self, and fixing yourself, because only you can do the real work. You can see a therapist, a psychologist, a spiritual leader, a Guru or who ever! But less you take a deep inward look and a long visit with you, it's all meaningless. i hope that you can take away from this episode a few things to help you or someone else, because that's what really matters to me. make sure to follow me on Instagram at prettygirlmedia8372 and on Twitter Deon8372 okay! Okay. 
36:46
December 14, 2020
Chats w/Charlie
In this episode, i was joined by fellow Girl Podcaster Charlie of the Guuuurllll Podcast (now on Anchor.fm and Apple Podcast). Just two girl podcasters, chatting about more self care, how important it is to practice it, and some how, as only women can, added a little relationship talk in there for good measure I guess. 
30:38
December 14, 2020
One Hell Of A Conversation Pt1
I'm known for my relationship conversation episodes, like, "Inside The Mind of Love" and my friend EJ, is known for his wise opinions about relationships period. This was a long awaited conversation for me, and it was absolutely awesome to have. If you are a woman, and you are in a relationship or, just starting a relationship, or maybe you've always wondered how some men view relationships. Which ever it may be, you're either gonna appreciate this conversation, or find yourself talking back to your listening device, lol. THIS, episode was one hell of a CONVERSATION, lol. ***This episode was recorded and EJ's crib, so pardon the background, but by no means at all, was the quality of this conversation affected***
29:00
November 23, 2020
One Hell Of A Conversation Pt2
I'm known for my relationship conversation episodes, like, "Inside The Mind of Love" and my friend EJ, is known for his wise opinions about relationships period. This was a long awaited conversation for me, and it was absolutely awesome to have. If you are a woman, and you are in a relationship or, just starting a relationship, or maybe you've always wondered how some men view relationships. Which ever it may be, you're either gonna appreciate this conversation, or find yourself talking back to your listening device, lol. THIS, episode was one hell of a CONVERSATION, lol.  ***This episode was recorded and EJ's crib, so pardon the background, but by no means at all, was the quality of this conversation affected***
23:19
November 9, 2020
Take Care of You (Self Care Tips)
One of the most important people in your life... is you! That's why it's important that you are taking care of you! Many of us have families and we're working from home, while homeschooling our kids, all while trying to survive this Pandamdimic! In this episode, are a few golden nuggets to help you remain sane and be the best healthiest you, you can be.   *Meditation Apps: Calm, Sleep Sounds, Insight,  Meditations  *Reference YouTube Video By Rowena Tsai: https://youtu.be/WK-sZjuXA6A *Relational Intelligence: The People Skills You Need for the Life of Purpose You Want Book by Dharius Daniels
31:54
September 29, 2020
Mental Health Trailer
This is an introduction to the up and coming episodes on mental health series. After experiencing my own battle with severe clinical anxiety and depression I decided to use my platform to advocate for those who suffer daily in silence with their mental health, emotional health and their spiritual health. The next few episodes are intended to educate and shed some much needed light on this often unrecognizable disorder in the hopes of helping others recover and heal as well as cope as the battle continues. I’ll discuss the different types of depression and the similarities, the different types of treatments, coping skills and understanding that although you are different you are normal in how you feel. All this and much more inside Cafe Conversations.
10:37
September 22, 2020
After The Darkness Comes The Light (It Gets Better With Time to Heal)
This episode is a follow-up episode of a previous episode I did entitled the "Darkest Place". One of the listeners asked if I was gonna do a follow-up on my recovery and how I was coming along since opening up about having a mental break down, so here it is! In this episode I share what I've learned about myself while in therapy, as for as my own fails in regards to not taking proper care of myself. I talk about the fear, anger, low self-esteem and lack of confidence I developed within myself and what I am doing to correct these things so that they never happen again, starting with boundaries and lots of self care. I hope that those of you who listen to this episode can walk away with something that helps you to recognize broken character flaws within yourself that are in need or repair or corrections. 
30:54
September 21, 2020
I Survived Covid-19
COVID-19 has affected the entire world one way or another. But, my perspective on this entire Pandemic, hit different when my best friend and her whole household tested positive for Covid-19. Hear her share her story as she recounts how this deadly virus went through her family. Hear how it affected them and what she and her family did to beat Covid-19. Please subscribe and share this very important episode of “I Survived Covid-19”, the story of Jonelle Alexander. After the show, be sure to subscribe and share this episode and don’t forget to shop D’Glossy Lips at D’GlossyLips.com and follow them on Instagram at DGlossy Lips, so your lips can be poppin and your lashes too! RIP Chadwick Boseman
01:00:28
September 7, 2020
Church Folk, Saved Folks & Forgiveness
A Conversation on the difference between Church Folks, Saved Folks and how to forgive folks. I’ve been in church all my life, we went Sunday after Sunday, not to mention choir rehearsal, Bible study, BTU, Vacation Bible School, 3pm Sunday service, and those infamous 3day revivals. If there was a service, we attended it. But did it make us better people, did it change or shape us into people like Christ? I and many others would beg to differ. Your church attendance won’t get you into heaven, and everybody who talks about heaven, ain’t going...
30:07
September 1, 2020
The Darkest Place
This Pandamdemic has taken a toll on all of us, in some shape form and fashion. In this episode, I'll update you on what been going on in my life during this season of uncertainty. I'll touch on mental health and my personal continued bout with and recovery process from having a mental break down and how therapy is helping me work through these difficult times and disturbing moments. Mental Illness is real and it can happen to the strongest person. If you or someone you know is stressed out due to work or family or this pandemic please refer them to the proper professionals for help.  Employee Assistance Program (EAP) or BetterHelp (Professional Counceling Services) Check out Pretty Girl Media for your Social Media branding needs at prettygirlmedia.net
30:06
August 4, 2020
The American Pandamdemic & Racism
The last three months have been scary for some, depressing for others and stressful for the rest of us. During these times we've witnessed prejudice, discrimination, deceptiveness and shoddiness from the media and most of all our own government. hundreds or thousands have been infected, and affected due to Covid-19. But the most alarming thing in all of this, is the fact that it is obviously still illegal to be BLACK in America. 
24:54
May 21, 2020
Milk & Cookies
Every human on this Earth have desires, we long for touch, smell, and breath.... But usually that one person who we find ourselves desiring, doesn't desire us the same. In this episode, I promise, it will not be like any other episode that I've done.... I don't think I could have been any rawer or as real, as I was in this episode. This episode is for my beautiful young black sistas that seem to have lost your way, inside the pants of a man. Well don't worry sis, because I got you, and I'm here to reel you back in....  
24:12
May 7, 2020
After The Pain
Sometimes finding the right person to share your life with can seem un-achievable, it can appear as though there are more rotten apples that bright red shinny ones. In this weeks episode, I offer my thoughts on finding love after the pain, you know, that break-up that you thought was gonna take you out, or maybe tragedy struck in the worse way, and took love away.... Either way, I come to let you know that there is love after the pain, but you must make sure, you're willing to do the work. 
30:46
May 2, 2020
Sunday Takeout w/ Media Marketer JayDee Wiliams
Jarrod Williams aka JayDee, is a born native of Dallas, TX. Singing, music, and art has ALWAYS been my thing! I’ve sung with some of the greatest artists in the DFW, and now serve on the praise team at friendship west! The Sunday TakeOut came from the idea that on Sundays, most people are enjoying a fun sunny day, eating, enjoying music and having a good time! So, I said why not let me be make an outlet where people can enjoy the happenings around the community while they’re enjoying their Sunday. The Sunday TakeOut’s mission is also to give exposure and platform to all forms of art around the world. And with my passion for people and personality to make people smile and feel good, I knew that this was my purpose! The Sunday TakeOut is one of the dopest media outlets, that provides media coverage and interviews with a twist, hosting, and live to broadcast throughout the DFW metroplex. The Sunday TakeOut is an atmosphere changer, and known for its personality, humor, and the ability to adapt to any atmosphere! What I’m most proud of is, the fact that I just celebrated one year, and have connected with some of the most amazing people! What sets me apart, is my ability to adapt and my ability to add light in a dark place. The Sunday TakeOut is a part of the Playground Productions Staff of LockJohnson’s Playground. What started out as just a frequent Sunday night hangout, turned into a major networking connection and a good time. The Sunday TakeOut also provides hosting and media coverage for several others such as, the Listening Session DFW, concerts, and TruFx Studios. FB: The Sunday Takeout IG: @thesundaytakeout Booking: jdbooking@icloud.com Phone: 469-363-9289
31:03
April 26, 2020
Inside The Mind of Love series (Love Over 40)
In a pre Corona life, April, May and June were the months of love and Spring weddings! In this episode I'm joined by my guest co-host Tweety Brown, to talk about finding love over 40. Listen, we all desire it, need it, want it, both Men & Women, but why is it so difficult for any of us to meet the right one? Tweety and I stake a stab at and toss around some opinions about the subject. take a listen at what we found out. 
31:54
April 12, 2020
"Quarantine" Some Things I learned, Some Things I Questioned, and Some Things I Sided Eyed...
If you are on this Earth and living in this very moment, you are probably somewhere in "Quarantine"! The World wide Covid-19 pandemic has taken a toll on all of us, its caused some of us to be afraid, cautious and leery of everybody and everything. Covid-19 has us practicing cleanliness on a whole other level of clean. Covid is on every TV channel, it's mentioned in every social media post and there are now commercials about washing our hands...  But the Coronavirus, covid-19, aka "Rona" has a lot of us on edge. So, in this episode, I simply took a light hearted approach to the subject, as a way to simply laugh at a none laughing matter, by sharing a few things I learned, the things I'm questioning and some of the stuff I side eye.   
30:38
April 5, 2020
In Times Like These
The Coronavirus also know as Covid-19, is changing all of our lives in some way or another, but one particular way of life I've seen it change and have a great impact on, is the church. The church is the key essential and spiritual element for many of us and a way of life and spiritual connectivity for millions all over the world, especially the American people, and even more so, with the African Americans. The Church is where you go to meet God along with our fellow Sisters and brothers in Christ, to hear the preached word as a part of our spiritual growth and closeness to God, to learn about God and his plan for our lives. Covid-19 has now changed the way we have church, going from in person church services to now virtual church service, and this has a lot of church attendees pretty upset. In this episode, my sister and I discuss how this mysterious disease is impacting the people of the Church in, "The Coronavirus -V- The Church."
30:05
March 30, 2020
Cornavirus
Not in a million years, would I have ever imagined living or experiencing a PANDEMIC... My area first got word that a Collin County resident tested positive for the deadly Covid-19 Coronavirus the week of March 9th... and life as many of us knew it, changed over night. In this episode I share my thoughts as well as some potential things that you can do to protect you and your family and friends from potentially becoming a victim of this deadly virus. 
13:03
March 24, 2020
Looking Back at Cafe Conversations A Year Later
It was a year ago the idea was presented to me to start this podcast, and very naively, I did. I learned so much in this past year, and realize that there is so much more for me to learn. There is so much I want to do with Cafe Conversation, because I know that I can. If I made it a year, I know that I can go further. The podcast industry is a fast growing industry, and it's a very competitive one as well, and although I didn't get everything that I wanted to do done in this 1st year, I am looking forward to resetting gaols, setting new goals and reach those goals successfully. Until next season, I bid you peace. 
19:45
February 27, 2020
Secrets & Silent Screams (A story of a boy fighting to become a man)
According to the Center For Family Justice, 1 in 4 females and 1 out of 6 males are sexually assaulted in their life time. Yet, only 230 out of every 1,000 assaults are ever reported to the police.  In this episode, I had the pleasure of having a very intimate conversation with a brother by the name of Mr. Kerry Kay, an old neighborhood friend, that came up with me from back in the day. What Kerry shared with me in this interview, I never would have or could have imagined him having gone through, or anybody matter of fact, after all he was a "BOY", who seemed happy. What Kerry shares in the episode was of his own free will and his own act of transparency.  Kerry Ray was born in Dallas Texas, of June 1978 to his parents, James and Rita Ray in this household were three children with Kerry being the middle child.  At the young age of 9-10 years old, Kerry Ray, was  molested by a friend of the family... multiple times, which turned Kerry Ray, a once happy jolly child, filled with his parents love and joy.... toward a life of destructive and out of control behavior because of what took place in his childhood. After entering middle school Kerry began to indulge in controlled substances off and on, which also played a big part in his path to disfunction,  which led to jails and institutions. By Kerry's mid-30s, it was during his  time in a correctional facility, he was introduced to an onsite group therapy group. It was there he divulged for the first time the secrets of molestation from his childhood, that helped him to finally begin to break through the shell of pain that had encased himself in for so long. Today, Kerry is a single father of five children and three grandchildren, and in a fight for his life, peace and sound mind. Kerry is a recovering addict also, having tried various kinds drugs, having been a former gang member, a womenizer and mastermind of manipulation. Who today is now, working to develop a spiritual relationship with God as he likes to called him, Allah. For it is through him Kerry has seen and reached peace, humbleness and happiness, This is the story of Kerry Ray.  To report sexual abuse contact Rainn.org or call 800-656-HOPE (4673)
46:04
February 13, 2020
"The Unique Show" with Tatiana Unique
In this episode, I had a chance to sit down and talk to new Podcaster Tatianna Unique about her new podcast "The Unique Show". The Unique Show  address detail topics that examines the underlying issues of why people are the way they are. Tatiana being a well traveled young and adventurous young woman, who also is currently studying Pre-Law and Philosophy. It's always a refreshing pleasure to talk to such a awesome young person such as Tatiana. This is a episode I'm sure all will enjoy!
32:14
January 30, 2020
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00:60
January 28, 2020
"Simply Beautiful" with Certified MUA Keana Hollie
In this episode, certified freelance MUA, and owner operator of LaBella Faces, Keana Hollie, shares some skin care tips to help us keep our skin glowing and beautiful as well as explaining what types of skin care product and make-up we should be using based on our skin type.  Be sure to follow and book Keana for your next gala or event on Instagram at "labellafaces" 
31:33
January 23, 2020
Cyfa Fix "I'm On The Way"
The City of Dallas is full of awesome and exceptional talent,  and Lundun Taylor, also known as "Cyfa Fix" is nothing short of exceptional and awesome. This Dallas native having grown up in the church, started out on the drums expressing his musical abilities. Lundun comes from a musical family,  where many members either sang or played an instrument, and it's safe to say, music runs in his blood and he's well on his way to his life's destiny. Nearly ten years ago Lundun was named Cyfa Fix because of his extraordinary ability to free style on top of just about any type of genre of music. You can catch Cyfa Fix every Thursday night at one of Dallas's well known cajun restaurant and music hub, "The Free Man Cafe", with one of Dallas's HOTTEST bands "The Found".  Follow Cyfa on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/lundun.taylor.1 Listen & Download "I'm On The Way" https://music.apple.com/us/album/im-on-the-way/1493181962…
36:53
January 16, 2020
Growing In Grace w/Mahlon Gray
In this episode I got a chance to have a really great conversation with a my former radio mate, Mahlon Gray also known as Ladies Man May. We get into how life and life's experiences can cause you to change, and evolve, through life , and death. We discuss the confounds of parenthood and how it shaped his life and life's decisions. Although Mahlon admits there's still yet work to be done regarding him as a person/man, he shares with us of how he's growing in grace. 
01:01:19
January 9, 2020
Coming Up This Week Inside Thursday Night Cafe Conversations FBL 1/9/2020
On the table this week, we're discussing whether or not educated women make good wives & mothers, we'll also weigh in on the potential possibility of WAR and we'll have a surprise guest stoping by as well. All this and much more this Thursday at 8pm. If you haven't liked us on Facebook, go to facebook.com/cafeconversations72 and like our page, because there's a lot going on and I'm here to talk about it, inside Cafe Conversations "Where Great Conversations Take Place".
00:43
January 8, 2020
Conversations Between Friends
Hey Cafe Conversations! Happy New Year! In this episode you'll be privy to a great conversation, between my long time childhood best friend and myself, and after all these years, we are are still kicking it strong nearly 30 years later. Come travel down memory lane with us as we reminisce over the things we did as kids, hear about some of our struggles and our accomplishments and hear why after all these years, we're still friends!! This funny heart warming episode, I guarantee you'll enjoy and you'll find yourself laughing along with us.  {{{Disclamer}}} The audio is a little off, but we still had a great time. 
01:02:14
January 2, 2020
Thank You & Farewell 2019
This message is from me to you my listener happy new year!! woot woot 2020!!!!
09:42
December 31, 2019
The History of Night Watch
December 31st marks the last day of every year, and every year all over America, black churches celebrate by having a night watch service, to end the old year and bring in the new. In this brief bonus minute episode you’ll learn the true meaning of “The Night Watch Service”.
01:51
December 30, 2019
Cafe Conversations Thursday Night Facebook Live/Podcast "Rotational Dating"
In this episode my cousin Jill and I, along with my Facebook Co-hosts from all over, discuss the importance of dating multiple people. Did you know that as a single person who is NOT married or in a COMMITTED relationship, that you SHOULD be DATING multiple people (not sleeping with them, JUST DATING") ? Tune in and find out why, inside Cafe Conversations!
01:03:34
December 26, 2019
Cafe Conversations Thursday Night Facebook Live!
About a month or so ago, I started doing Facebook Lives for fun and as a way to connect with people. I thought it would be cool to do a recorded podcast with my Facebook Followers as my participating audience. In this episode, we're discussing Lizzo's Laker game twerk that sent the internet and blogs a blaze and should there be privacy in a marriage. If I must say, this was fun, it was different and I hope you enjoy it. 
30:39
December 19, 2019
This Season's Holiday Safety Tips
With all the craziness going on in the world today, it's imperative that we are diligent in making sure we enjoy a safe and happy holiday, by staying mindful of our surroundings and if at all possible, doing things as a group. Something as simple as getting gas during daylight hours can save your life! This Podcast show goes over a few of the latest dangers to help you to avoid what could be a deadly situation.  Also, in this episode, there are a few announcements to take note of as well. Until next time!! I bid you all peace!  Like Us On Facebook! https://www.facebook.com/Cafeconversations72/
26:22
December 8, 2019
Holiday Recap with Jill & Oliver
Jill and Oliver came through to recap our Thanksgiving, the latest cowboys loss, Kanye's latest foolishness and Christmas our up and coming holiday plans!  Cafe Conversations want to hear from you! Click the link below and leave us a message, comment or show idea and we'll add it to the next podcast show.  https://anchor.fm/cafeconversations/message 
30:60
November 29, 2019
Social Media or Social Mayhem
After receiving several request to do a show on a viral video of a little boy being disciplined by his mom, while at school and in front of his teacher, might I add, after he threatened to kill her, didn't really didn't go over to well, and the Social Media community went haywire. Well, I thought this would make for a great non-researchable and very opinionated podcast... soooo, pop the earbuds in, and take a listen. 
31:13
November 15, 2019
Baby Daddy
Often in this society, we typically here stories of the infamous "Dead Beat Baby Daddy", but the truth is, not every man who's fathered children with someone whom they're not married to or still in a relationship with, is a dead beat and running from the responsibilities of fatherhood. In this episode, we'll hear from a young man who wants nothing more than to be a father to his child, but what he can do without is the solecism of the relationship not working out, and having to be reminded in a since of that fact period.  We get candid and personal as we take a look at the flip side of of parenthood for a single father's perspective. 
31:02
November 11, 2019
Kanye's Switch Up...
Soooooo, yea, my cousin and I were talking about Kanye and his decision to give his life to Christ and how many Christians are unappologetically side eying his new found calling. 
52:22
November 5, 2019
How to Be A Boss without Being A B*tch
Good leaders instill in their people a hope for success and a belief in themselves. Positive leaders empower people to accomplish their goals or create goals as they assist in helping one to strategize in accomplishing those goals. In this episode, my guest former Navy Veteran, Katina Roberts and I discuss what it takes to be an effective leader, we also share a few of our personal experiences on how we dealt with toxic leaderships and how respect can go a long way, no matter what one's rank or status is... In no other place other than, the work place.  “The single biggest way to impact an organization is to focus on leadership development. There is almost no limit to the potential of an organization that recruits good people, raises them up as leaders and continually develops them.” -John Maxwell
01:11:50
October 31, 2019
Together We Stand & Divided We Fall and Fail
With so much that has taken place in the last couple of weeks I was compelled to share my thoughts and opinions on the following, the Amber Guiger trial, the Joshua Brown Murder, Atatiana Jeferson's murder, and the passing of Congressman Elijah Cummings. We as a black community have suffered many losses and each loss hold a significant meaning to all of us people of color especially. I want better for all of us, we are a great and powerful, talented, intelligent, beautiful race of people, we just don't look out for each other like we should... until something happens.  I hope you enjoy this episode of cafe conversations, feel free to leave your comments and message if you will.
30:10
October 19, 2019
"Warrior Queen" Living w/Rheumatoid Disease and Going Keto
In this episode, I get a little candid about my immune diagnosis and how it has affected my life. I talk about some of the permanent health and life style changes I'll be making to offset my inability to do some of the same workouts I'm use to doing. I hope the information shared, encourages you to continue to live a healthy life style and get regular check-ups or to start a healthy life style, because you only get one life, so its important that you live your BEST life healthily & happily!!  If you'd like to follow my progress as I make these life changes and adjustments, follow me on my Instagram @deon8372. I'm Lady D. Thanks for listening!!
31:56
October 9, 2019
"When Forgiveness Over Ruled What Could Have Been Sustained Hate"
The trail of former Amber Guiger exposed a lot about the type of person she was, as with Botham Jean as well. They lived two very different Life styles, and definitely had two different sets of beliefs. We all watch all over the United States and abroad, this case unfold, we were presented the stories and memories of Botham, and privaileged  to the ugly secrets of Amber, but at the end of everything, God revealed himself in a way, that no one would have ever expected, when Botham's younger brother spoke. This is a bonus episode of my thoughts of what I witnessed on today...
17:48
October 3, 2019
Relationships & Randomness
In the first episode of Season 2!! I thought it be cool to share my Cafe Conversations Facebook Live with you all. In this 2 part episode we get into the challenges of relationships as well as being single!! We all determined that neither of the two is easy, but with prayer and supplication hunnie, we can make it through!! 
01:04:07
September 28, 2019
Collecting Data (A Dater’s Guide to how to Date)
In this finale episode, I was joined by my goddaughter and my god-niece and the great people of Facebook Live!! All I can say is this was good. I believe in helping young people to avoid the mistakes that I made in my hay day younger day, and in this episode I didn't sugar coat a thing. You get my southern country twang and all as we discuss the importance of you knowing yourself before getting into a relationship, the purpose of a relationship, and why you should hold off on SEX. Oh yes, this gets down to the nit and grit of as much as I could in 30 mins. So I hope you enjoy this conversation!! Thanks to my guest Sharita & Tatianna you ladies were great conversationalist!! Thanks to all who peeked inside the Cafe with your comments as well from Facebook Live. Until next season inside Cafe Conversations! I bid you peace!! Be sure to go and listen to Dr. K on "The Doctors Corner Podcast" by clicking below! https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/beneath-the-scar-a-rise-to-healing-with-dr-samone-brown/id1447923239?i=1000446612855  Make sure you Follow, Like, Share and Subscribe!!! Facebook: www.facebook.com/Cafeconversations72/ Instagram: www.instagram.com/?hl=en Twitter: twitter.com/Deon8372 Youtube: (Coming Soon) www.youtube.com/watch?v=F849LMOIDn0 Blog: cafeconversationswithladyd.com Email Me: cafeconversationswithladyd@gmail.com
30:48
August 23, 2019
A Moment Inside The Mind of Love titled "Free Yourself"
A lot of people these days, seems to be looking, hoping, praying, chasing, waiting and forcing love, only to find out later, what they thought was love, was indeed counterfeit, fake, false or a figment of ones imagination. You don't have to chase love, you only have to be available for love, the kind of love, that loves you back. But until then, walk away, save yourself and your time from non-sense... and live your best life, until your intended love, finds you. 
05:23
August 19, 2019
Fresh Brew
I had the pleasure of doing this podcast with my godson and my godniece, Domoniqueb aka "Cornbread" and Tatianna aka "Twelve", two young educated, talented goal driven young people. In this episode, we discuss an array of topics, from dating, being fearless & adventurous, kids and how they effect life as we know it, overcoming fears & life's mistakes to homophobia and simply pacing yourself in life so that you can accomplish some of the things you want, while you're young.  Unfortunately, part 3 of this really great conversation was lost, so although it is mentioned, I was not able to include it in this episode. My apologies. But I guarantee this episode will not disappoint!!  Be sure to like us on Facebook & Twitter and on Instagram!!! Please like subscribe and share!!  Thank You For Listening!
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August 16, 2019
"The Budget Boss"
This week inside the Cafe, the coupon extraordinaire herself, Mrs. Lashauna Tarver better known as "The Budget Boss", stops by to share with us how to save money using coupons, and trust me, this lady uses coupons on a whole different level than what you might assume. Shauna share with us how to prepare before heading out to the stores, she clears ups a few coupon myths, tells us how to work and rework deals, just in case, things don't turn out the way we expected. All this, and much more inside Cafe Conversations!  If you're interested in learning more about coupons or needing a coupon cutting service be sure to check out The Budget Boss's Facebook, Instagram and web Page down below: Facebook & Instagram - budgetbosscoupons  Web Page - www.budgetbosscoupons.com  Make sure you Follow, Like, Share and Subscribe!!! Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Cafeconversations72/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/?hl=en Twitter: https://twitter.com/Deon8372 Youtube: (Coming Soon) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F849LMOIDn0 Blog: cafeconversationswithladyd.com Email Me: cafeconversationswithladyd@gmail.com 
32:26
August 9, 2019
Changing Things Up And Preparing For What's Next....
In this episode of Cafe Conversations, I talk about my experience as a new podcaster, what I've learned, and my thoughts on my first season as it comes to an end. I talk a little bit about self care, plans of the day and my BIRTHDAY IS TOMORROW!!!!  Make sure you Follow, Like, Share and Subscribe!!! Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Cafeconversations72/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/?hl=en Twitter: https://twitter.com/Deon8372 Youtube: (Coming Soon) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F849LMOIDn0 Blog: cafeconversationswithladyd.com Email Me: cafeconversationswithladyd@gmail.com 
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August 2, 2019
"The Life of A Veganess" (Girl Vegan)
The Jack Fruit Queen and Entrepreneur Chef/Baker and owner of the Gourmet Boutique Dredaria Scott joins me inside Cafe Conversations in this episode and educates us about the vegan lifestyle and why she chose to become a vegan as well as  shares her journey and why she transitioned over to the vegan life style.  Dredaria is a mother, lover of life and on a journey to an even better version of me. I started my vegan journey 6 years ago but immediately fell off. 3 years ago I revisited the lifestyle and have yet to look back. It was a normal work day and she was at her desk taking a call when she blacked out. Long story short she was hospitalised with her doctor telling her she had diabetes and her numbers were in the high 400’s he explained to her the she shouldn't have even been coherent. From that moment forward she gave up everything white ex. Rice pasta bread sugar etc. also anything fried. She dove stomach first into a vegan lifestyle and in a months time lost 24 pounds. Since becoming vegan, her quality of life is extremely better. She eats, sleeps, and even breathes better. Her skin hair and nails are healthy. Her sole mission right now is to share with the masses of the wonderful benefits of eating a veggie & fruit lifestyle.  Be sure to check out Dredaria's "Gourmet Boutique" on Instagram and Facebook. If you are in the Dallas Metro area, place your order by emailing at gourmetboutique@gmail.com or place your order via Facebook as well. 
49:38
July 12, 2019
“The Beauty Connection”
In this episode I take Cafe Conversations out into the Community of DeSoto Tx. to the Beauty Connection Expo hosted by the lovely and style Diva herself, Ms. Nikki Hurd, of Nikki Styles. This informative and fashionable event took place 6/22/2019 at the DeSoto Market Place, where I was able to catch up with two of the event’s speakers, Ms. Tacora Fashion & Lifestyle Beauty Blogger and Ms. Shondrea Fincher, a Cognitive Behavioral Therepist and a licensed Minister. What I loved most about this event is that, although Ms. Hurd coordinated the event, every shop owner participated in some shape form or fashion. Whether providing merchandise from their shop or store, every merchant was all in for this event, exemplifying unity and community participation and there was a little something for everyone to enjoy.
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July 8, 2019
Story Time with Lady D. (The Longest Friday)
In this episode, I talk about my day, the challenges of Podcasting for me, my new Amazon Basics mic, going Keto, the crazy Texas Weather, Taking Cafe Conversations to the community for the live Juneteenth Celebration, Celeb news and much more! This episode is funny and ranty but definitely worth listening to. Keep up with what’s poppin inside Cafe Convocations by following me on Facebook: cafeconversations72 Twitter: deon8372 Instagram: deon8372, email: cafeconversationswithladyd.com, cafeconversationswithladyd@gmail.com
34:46
June 18, 2019
Announcement: The Annual Juneteenth Ft Worth Celebration 6/14 thru 6/18
If you’re in the Dallas Metroplex area be sure to try and join me for the first Live Cafe Conversations. At Tarrant County College South Campus 5301 Campus Dr. Ft Worth TX
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June 14, 2019
“You Got The Juice” w/Jeremiah Evans
Jeremiah Evans is a song writer, musician, motivational speaker, music manager, producer, Owner and Founder of Juice Inc. productions and native of Detroit Michigan. Jeremiah shares with us a page from personal and professional life as a Record producer whose worked with many artist in both R&B and Gospel music. Jeremiah also, gives some great tips to those who are looking to get into the music industry and he shares little bit about an up and coming artist he’s currently working with and WE are the first listen to his single “I’m On the Way” performed by Cyfa Fix whose a musical sensation from Dallas. Don’t forget to like subscribe and share Cafe Conversations.
01:06:03
June 6, 2019
"Off The Cuff" w/Cyfa Fix
Sometimes you must know how to improvise in this Podcast game, because sometimes there will be things that come up, and you can either reschedule or keep it "Podcasting", lol, and so yea, I kept it Podcasting. I had a guest scheduled for this episode and she had a flat on her way to do the show, and so MY SON, came and sat in and we simply did a show straight off the cuff, lol.  Born Lundun Taylor and evolved into "Cyfa Fix" who is now the Hip Hop/Neo Soul artist here in the Dallas area can be found with the "FOUND" every Thursday at the Free Man in Deep Ellum, so if you are ever in the area, check them out.  Peep His EP on YouTube - https://youtu.be/5QdbluJqxCY  ***Pardon the audio quality***
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May 30, 2019
Kimiya International with Dr. Sana Syed
Dr. Sana Syed, a former Journalist and graduate of Texas Christian University with a MS in Journalism and a graduate of the University of Texas at Arlington were she recently completed her PhD in Planning and Public Policy. Dr. Syed is the founder of the Kimiya Intonational non-profit foundation, which is dedicated to raising awareness about humanitarian efforts around the World through documentaries, photographs and short stories. Dr. Syed has set out on a journey to making the World a better place, helping to tell their stories of those who've been affect by human trafficking, as they transition from this particular place of darkness into a place of light and prosperity in their lives. Her work goes beyond the local area but abroad as well. Dr. Syed was a joy to talk to, and provide a wealth of knowledge on Human Trafficking and the affects it has had on lives all around the world.  Be sure to make time to visit Kimiya International website at www.kimiyainternational.com 
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May 23, 2019
The Church & The People
In this episode I touch on the relationship between the church, the people and the World around us. After running across a YouTube video on some sort of church scandal, it got me to really thinking and wondering about God, his spirit and the often poor representation of the Christian and Christian leadership and the World we live in. The Bible tells us that although we are in the World we should not as followers of Christ be of the World, but we should live in accordance to what God has laid out in his Word... but some how the Church has stirred away from it and began to do its own thing...
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May 17, 2019
"Girl On The Move" with Dareia Tolbert Jacobs
I finally caught up with my girl Dareia, the busiest woman I know! She's a wife, actress, radio personality, singer, preacher, 1st Lady, daughter, sister and my good friend!! 
32:57
May 2, 2019
"I AM" Not A Punching Bag
In this week"s episode inside Cafe Conversation, Ms. Teena Ray Founder of Believe and Faith Transitional Housing, provides some helpful and life saving tips and information on how you can get help and get out of a domestic violence situation.  She, and her sister are making a continued effort to not only save lives, but to improve the quality of life as well of all whom they help. This episode comes right on time and in lue of my interview with Martikia Brown of the "Brused But Not Broken" story, who coincidently lost her cousin the day her episode aired, to domestic violence. Domestic violence is real and the rate of people being effected is steadily growing, but it's up to us as a community to help put a stop to this type of violence.   1 out of 3 women and 1 out of every 4 men fall victim to domestic violence in the U.S.. In the Dallas area many are fighting daily to stop domestic abuse one person at a time. If you or someone you know is a victim of domestic abuse, please click the link below for more information on how you can get help for yourself or your loved one. The door may appear to be closed, but its not locked.  Believe and Faith Team - Teandria Sanford-Faith Ms. Sanford, founder of Believe and Faith Transitional Housing, is the Faith portion of the name. She saw there was a need for transitional housing in the DFW metroplex. Teandria realized that there was a need to help and provide housing to people such as foster care children, single parents, domestic violence victims, etc.  When she presented her idea to her sister, D’Amber, the name Believe and Faith was developed due to a true sisterhood bond the two share as siblings.  Teandria attended school for social work and received her Associates Degree in Applied Science as well as a certification in Substance Abuse Counseling. She  attended Bethel University in Chattanooga, TN of which she has obtain her Bachelors of Science Degree in Instructional Leadership. After receiving her Bachelors, she plans on furthering her education in Business Management.  Ms. Sanford is striving to meet the needs of the clients and to help the to move forward with confindence knowing that there is a better way of living. With her loving support, she wants to provide a combination of a supportive services to help the clients transition into the world.  D’Amber Barnes-Believe Mrs. Barnes is the younger sister of the founder and also the Believe portion of the name.  Her motto “Believe in yourself, if you don’t, then who will.” This is how she derived at the name Believe. She has always had the notion  to help others and had no idea how until her sister presented her idea about a transitional housing.  D’Amber graduated from The University of Texas at Arlington with a Bachelors in Social Work. She is a graduate of Keller Graduate School of Management with a Masters Degree in Education with a concentration in Curriculum Leadership.  D’Amber also is also a certified event and wedding planner as well as a Certified Grant Proposal Writer. She has experience working will people on  the medical and educational levels.  Starting and working with a non-profit, alongside her big sister, is the greatest opportunity to share her gift of helping others. She is excited to see how Believe and Faith will flourish. D’Amber has realized that her purpose in life is to help those in need.          Click the link below for more information. https://www.believeandfaithtransitionalhousing.com/
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April 30, 2019
"The Man On The Inside" Mr. Joseph Thomas
As the City of Dallas gears up for the City elections, I was able to catch up with Mr. Joseph Thomas Council Candidate for District 7. Hear why he decide to run for City Council, what knowledge he brings to the table, his thoughts on the current state of District 7, and the changes he would like to implement if elected Councilman for District 7.  Early voting started April 22, 2019  Early Voting Location Link: https://dall1229.maps.arcgis.com/apps/webappviewer/index.html?id=0751fe5e1ab24fddb7926394c53956a3  Elections Day is May 4, 2019 Remember to vote and make your voice heard, because you and your needs matter! 
41:33
April 25, 2019
"Bruised but Not Broken" the Story of Martikia Brown
And he said to her, "Daughter, your faith has made you well. Go in peace. Your suffering is over".... Mark 5:34 (NLT) - If you or, someone you know, is suffering from physical or sexual abuse, please call for help. Call your local authority by dealing 911, or the National Domestic Abuse Hotline at 800-799-7233 or the National Center For Exploited Children at 800-843-5678. Don't be silent... Substance Abuse Hotline - 888-484-5689 Depression/Suicide Hotline - 877-449-7219 24hr Prayer Hotline - 866-987-7729
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April 23, 2019
A Day In The Life of A Single Mom
I finally caught my best friend, whom I have been wanting to do an episode with, for, forever! My Bestie lives life a million miles per hour, literally! Jonelle is a mom of 4, with ages ranging from 21 to 7, she's also pursuing her Masters degree in teaching autistic and special needs children, all while learning  and acclimating herself with her new and challenging job duties on her current job as a book keeper. From Mommy Uber to future teacher, Jonelle tells us how she gets it all done and shares a few tips to possibly help you, if you too are a single mom or a single dad.  
58:00
April 17, 2019
You Might Be The Problem... (A Bonus Episode)
Have you ever heard the saying, everybody talking about even heaven, but everybody that's talking aint going... Well everybody desiring to be in a relationship, want be, because they're not ready... This episode addresses the one thing that messing a lot of relationships up... and that's insecurities. Insecurities can put a wedge in between you and your boo, and ruin your relationship and every relationship there after, if you don't deal with you first, before you get involved with the next person. Nobody wants to be responsible for your emotions and your internal issues that you've failed to deal with. So if you're having a hard time maintaining a relationship... You might be the problem...
08:01
April 17, 2019
Coming Up This Week Inside Cafe Conversations.....
A Day In The Life of A Single Mom airs April 17th so be ready to put those earbuds in to enjoy a great episode!
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April 16, 2019
This episode is a part of the “Inside The Mind of Love Series”
In this episode, Brian Tarver weighs in on the topic of Love & Relationships from a man’s point of view, and provides a lot of valid points in regards to it all. Married almost 16 years himself, his knowledge and experience on the topic is just right for every couple and potential couple desiring to be in a committed relationship. Just about everybody desires to be in a relationship, but do you have what it takes to make love work and make love last? Grab your earbuds for this one, and come inside Cafe Conversations, its gonna be a good one! Please feel free to join in the conversation by leaving your feed back and input on the topic.
01:00:14
April 11, 2019
We Welcome "Just Ebonye" Inside Cafe Conversations
Dallas Soul Music scene, budding with raw, uncompressed talent, has produced yet another blossom! Ms. Ebony’e McGee is that blossom! She has such a beautiful and melodic voice with such versatility with the ability to sing any genre of music. Ebony’e’ is a breath of freshness that the music scene need in the hour, and I can’t wait to hear more from her.
35:45
April 8, 2019
Conversations W/ The Sistas
My sisters CeCe and LaShauna, where hanging out at my place one Saturday, and of course the Oprah of the family (That’s Me) decides to records a Podcast episode. Wanna hear it? Well hear it go! “Conversations w/ The Sistas! WARNING: Some of the language in this episode is strong… my baby sister is a cussologist.
01:00:40
April 8, 2019
Shamelessly Michelle (The Story of Michelle Young)
Cafe Conversations W/ Lady D. "The Podcast" is a podcast show about people, life and life experiences. I believe that we all overcome by the words of our testimonies, and Cafe Conversations provides a platform where people can come and share their personal stories and testimonies. 
01:11:39
April 5, 2019